Superman #5

Superman #5

Writer: George Perez Artist: Nicola Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
4.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

There is a malignancy in Metropolis that is ruining the city, and its name is Superman! The aliens who have been attacking The Man of Steel these past few issues unite to purge the Earth of Superman! The worst part? The people of Metropolis seem to agree with the aliens!

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 28, 2012

    Anyways, while this issue showed what an out of control Superman might do, we have seen this before. Maybe too many times. And I wouldn't mind this issue that much if there were 2 more issues to wrap this up. But in 20 pages we need an explanation of what these alien things are, a Superman/Supergirl fight, a Superman/FakeSuperman fight, some public response to this guy not being the real Superman, and some denouement of all the 'where was Clark, what is wrong with him' angst we have been wallowing in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Jan 27, 2012

    Superman out of control, Superman not in his right state of mind, Superman possessed, it's all been done before, and this retelling of a thrice -told tale doesn't add anything new to it. Why Perez and Merino have been regulated into this type of story, which I believe they have been, is beyond me. It's a waste of talent, time, and two of the better hands at comic creation currently working. This has and continues to be an increasingly frustrating beginning for this “new” Superman. Perez and Merino's tenure ends with next issue, and as critical as I've been, I'll be sorry to see them go, because if Superman cannot be rendered well with them, it's even more frightening to think what other hands will do, even if the name Jurgens is among them Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 25, 2012

    Superman #5 just feels… strange. Superman doesn't act like himself, Lois spends all of her time within arm's reach of a desk, and we don't know what any of it meant. I admire the sentiment that Perez expresses here by taking the Man of Steel in a different direction and dropping subtexts of xenophobia and facism, but the unlikely combination of over-explanation and general incomprehensibility of his script makes this issue difficult to get behind. Here's to hoping something happens in this first arc's conclusion to magically bring everything together. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jan 25, 2012

    I'll admit that I've stayed away from the "A-List" of New 52 titles (Superman, Action Comics, the Bat-Books, Green Lantern, Justice League) out of fear that they will be terrible, and really, this issue didn't do much to dissuade me. While it's not a "throw in the trash" issue, it doesn't come off as anything but blunt, heavy-handed and talkative. I'd like to note, though, that I have caught up with the books I'm reviewing: I think it's important to establish context. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 30, 2012

    The final pages really get things going again and definitely make me want to read the next issue, so we'll see how things pan out next month. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 30, 2012

    I don't want to read a comic book about a newspaper. I want to a comic book about a larger than life superhero. My advice, skip this and next months issue and come back in March when the man himself, Dan Jurgens, rejuvenates the series. Read Full Review

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